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Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this, you know that. >> reporter: is going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us and see which plan is better for your. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. but now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early vote is under way in several states the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns in to disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio. the state that's looking more and more like a clincher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> do you know what's in the food you eat? supporters of proposition 37 say it will help m form people and today they
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
-mail. >>> still ahead, president obama gets a big endorsement. >>> and concern on the east coast after hurricane sandy slams into cuba. we'll have the latest. >>> a new study may give hope to women concern about alzheimer's. the controversial medical therapy that may reduce the risk of developing the disease. >>> it is he is made nearly 5.5 million americans live with alzheimer's, a disease with no cure. but a new study may provide some hope. >> women who take hormone replacement tharm within five years of menopause may reduce the risk of developing alzheimer's. get this, 30%. stephanie is here with more in tonight's health matters. >> reporter: it is hopeful news. one stanford doctor who was asked to evaluate the study said the study is great but it needs more science. especially because the relationship between the hormone therapy and alzheimer's may depend all on timing. >> don't start hormone therapy to prevent alzheimer's disease. >> reporter: the stanford professor and doctor was one of the first to see the new data. he agrees it was an important good size study but one that needs to be ba
Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
and money to the remaining swing states they think they might win in. will obama give up florida? will romney walk away from nevada and iowa? it's all about taking the road to get to those 270 electoral votes. >> we saw it today, mr. obama in florida, romney in nevada and denver. we talked about the electoral college. what about the voters? >> for voters, it's all about what campaigns call the ground game. about three dozen states are now engaged in early voting already. both campaigns will do everything possible to get the votes out now, especially from those voters they think opposed to them. romney will go after seniors. obama will go after college students. romney will try to peel off at least 60% of the white vote. obama will work for about 80% of the nonwhite vote. as in the past, race will be a pervasive factor. they have each done a lot of data mining at this point. they know where the votes are. of course, the votes are no good unless the votes are cast. and this is the kind of struggle that will continue throughout the period right through election day. it's political,
Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
states. president obama is in los angeles. air force one touched down at lax late this afternoon. the president arrived at our nbc studios for his appearance on the "tonight show." with less than two weeks until this election california isn't a swing street, you know that, but a chat with jay leno brings national exposure. >> the white house is back on damage control last night about internal details surfaced about the attack. >> janelle is here with the news around the world. >> two hours after the attack in benghazi white house officials were notified that they claimed responsibility on their twitter and forthcoming pages. three other americans and chris stevens were killed. in the days following the killings they said the attack was fuelled by a spontaneous demonstration over an anti-muslim video and it wasn't until about a week later did they say it was a planned terrorist attack. secretary of state hillary clinton fired back and said the focus should be on catching those responsible. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence. i think it just underscor
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
with democrat and republican leaders in washington regularly. >> president obama is back in washington after wrapping up a 48-hour, eight-state campaign blitz. he's resting by the way his hoarse voice. harry reid is all right after his motorcade got in an incident. the 72-year-old reid suffered rib and hip injuries, six cars, including two las vegas police cars and two capital police vehicles were involved in this early afternoon crash. several members of reid's security team and staffers also suffered minor injuries. >>> not old enough to legally ride a bike or scooter without a bike helmet but old enough to work in the field. tonight on nbc bay area investigation, it's child labor, prompting a new push to change that law. a california congresswoman is calling for new protection for kids who work in agriculture. steven is back with a story he broke earlier this year and there's push for change, steven. >> there certainly is. in a political season where the presidential campaign is gathering all the attention, there is right now a quiet movement starting on capitol hill in washington to chan
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